“A Game and Its Culture” —David French
“The revival of Jaylen Brown, the Celtics’ surging star”—Jackie MacMullan “…This is your mantra, Mechalle advised her teenage son: Basketball is not who you are. It’s what you do…”
Do high school phenoms become NBA all stars? Let’s look at a segment of California’s heralded high schoolers in probing the answers to this question. Do remember this isn’t drawing from a talent pool in a state like Maine or Alaska. With the population as a whole (40,000,000) and the demographics in particular of certain Read More…
“NBA scout, GM weigh in on prospects who boosted draft stock with NCAA Tournament performances”—Sean Deveney
“MAVERICKS’ HARRISON BARNES ON SACRAMENTO PROTEST, WHY HE FEELS THE NEED TO SPEAK OUT, AND PLAYING WITH DIRK”—Marc J. Spears Spears is always interesting and Barnes is quite the interesting subject.
“Andre Ingram Got a Cup of Coffee and Turned It Into a Shooting Show”—Benjamin Hoffman
“After title game, what does the NBA think of Donte DiVincenzo?”—Evan Daniels Regardless of DiVincenzo’s performance on Monday, making a draft decision based on a single game is foolhardy. “Donte DiVincenzo Is the Latest Testament to Villanova’s Player Development Machine”—Jonathan Tjarks Loved this headline: “Michigan gets burned by Villanova, Donte’s Inferno”—Mark Ziegler
“These pro athletes are courting success outside the arena”—Karen Weintraub
“Euro step: Why these former NBA players have opted to play overseas rather than in the league”—Marc J. Spears Spears just keeps on presenting fascinating subject after fascinating subject. He’s a treasure.
“An Oral History of Steph Curry’s 2008 Breakout Dance”—Mike DeCourcy
“I Got a Story to Tell”—Steve Francis
“Former NBA player Etan Thomas on his new book, athlete activism and college players getting paid”—Jerry Bembry
“Chris Mullin Preaches the Power of One Day at a Time”—Harvey Araton History for so many is simply yesterday. Time doesn’t extend further. » Read more in-depth analysis of basketball coaching in my `Coaching is a Risky Business’ cornerstone article.
“Ugo Udezue gave up job as an NBA agent to form the African basketball league”—Marc J. Spears Marc J. Spears keeps coming up with fascinating features.
“How Steph Curry leads like no other NBA superstar”—Chris Haynes “…You just saw him practicing and he started becoming more aggressive,” David West recalled to ESPN. “When we were going 5-on-5, he was going 100 miles an hour and everybody is like, ‘Oh s—. This m—–f—– is serious.’ And that was also at shootaround. He Read More…
“BULLS’ CRISTIANO FELICIO OVERCAME PREP SCHOOL NIGHTMARE TO ACHIEVE NBA DREAM”—Marc J. Spears
“UCSB ICA Hall of Fame Adds Five New Members in 2018” “Orlando Johnson – Men’s Basketball Orlando Johnson was a three-time All-Big West and three-time All-District choice…He was the 2010 Big West Conference Player of the Year…Most Valuable Player of the 2010 and 2011 Big West Conference Tournaments when he lead UCSB to back-to-back titles Read More…
“The Five Pillars of Popovich”—Ira Boudway “This is a working-class kid who long ago discovered that what he didn’t have in natural talent he could make up just by outworking people.” » Read more in-depth analysis of basketball coaching in my `Coaching is a Risky Business’ cornerstone article.
“Luka Doncic and Trae Young Are Changing the Top-Prospect Archetype”—Jonathan Tjarks “The two hottest names on NBA draft boards don’t look like no. 1 picks of years past. They aren’t freakish athletes or physically imposing Goliaths. But they play the game the way the future mandates, and set the 2018 draft’s most pressing question: Would Read More…
“How the Warriors became the wokest team in pro sports – It’s a combination of all that winning, Oakland’s place in the black power movement and these unusual times”—Lonnae O’Neal & Marc J. Spears Thank you to O’Neal and Spears for digging into this.
“How the Warriors’ David West became a self-taught expert in African American history”—Connor Letourneau
“‘Sky is the limit.’ Williams-Burse helps Eagles basketball leave the nest”—James Burns
“Jaylen Brown: ‘Sport is a mechanism of control in America’”—Donald McRae
“Damian Lillard in a Kings uniform? It could have happened, and it’s what he expected”—Noel Harris » Read more articles about Damian Lillard.
“Grizzlies recall Ivan Rabb from Memphis Hustle” » Read more articles about Ivan Rabb.